A Labour MP has quit parliament to take a new job at the Victoria and Albert Museum in South Kensington .
Stoke on Trent MP Tristram Hunt stepped down as the parliamentary representative of Stoke-on-Trent Central to become to the director of the world famous museum, in Cromwell Road.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn wished the 42-year-old well in his new position.
The former shadow education secretary announced his decision to resign and take a directorship at the V&A in a letter to his local constituency party on Friday (January 13) morning.
In it he writes that serving in Parliament had been “both deeply rewarding and intensely frustrating’’ and told of the “harrowing effects of poverty and inequality” he had seen during his work as an MP.
But looking forward to his new role he goes on: “There were very few jobs that would have convinced me to stand down as MP for Stoke-on-Trent Central, but the post of director of the V&A - the world’s greatest museum of art, design and performance - is just that.”
A spokesman for the Labour leader said: “Jeremy [Corbyn] would like to thank Tristram Hunt for his service to the people of Stoke on Trent Central and to the Labour Party.
“Jeremy wishes him well in his future pursuits at the V&A.”
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